Category Archives: General

Tobacco Litigation Freeze Lifted

Earlier today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum to general counsels at all federal agencies. This memorandum lifts the litigation hold imposed in United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., Civil No. 99-CV-02496 (GK) (D.D.C.). Because of … Continue reading

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H.R. 1233 Signed by President Obama

On November 26, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1233, The Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014. This law modernizes records management by focusing more directly on electronic records and complements our efforts to implement the … Continue reading

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Release of 2013 RMSA

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Records Management-Self Assessment (RMSA) report is now available here.  Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government Paul Wester said, “This is our fifth RMSA and we are very pleased to see real progress … Continue reading

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RMSA 2014 is Here!

RMSA 2014 is here! Yesterday we opened the Record Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) reporting period, which runs from October 15 to December 15, 2014. If you are an Agency Record Officer or are responsible for responding to the 2014 RMSA, you should … Continue reading

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Customer Satisfaction Survey

We hear you! Every two years, we survey our Federal agency customers to get feedback on satisfaction with core areas of NARA’s records management program. This year, the focus of the survey was on appraisal and scheduling services and records management … Continue reading

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And Then, There Was Cake

Sometimes, you get so caught up in the day-to-day world of work that it is easy to overlook some significant milestones. The end of August is the time of year when our office has two significant milestones to celebrate. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Appropriate Age for Scheduling Transfers

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Determining the Appropriate Age for Scheduling Permanent Records Transfers to the National Archives.” This draft Bulletin provides Federal agencies with guidance on determining the appropriate age at which permanent records, regardless … Continue reading

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Records Storage Facility Compliance

The National Archives unit involved with Federal agency records storage standards (36 CFR 1234, formerly numbered 1228 subpart K) has resumed contacting Federal agencies regarding the specific locations where they store records and the status of the certification of those … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: NARA-Created Transfer Requests

We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on NARA-Created Transfer Requests. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into … Continue reading

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